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    THE AFRICAN MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) PROPOSED A DRAFT RESOLUTION THAT THE COUNCIL REQUEST ALL STATES TO REFRAIN OR DESIST FROM INTERVENING IN THE CONGO'S DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.

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    NIGERIAN DELEGATE: MAY I CONCLUDE, MR. PRESIDENT, BY ASSURING YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES AS WELL AS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES HERE PRESENT, THAT IN SPITE OF THE POINTS ON WHICH WE DIFFER FROM SOME OF THEM, NIGERIA REMAINS READY TO WORK WITH ALL OUR FELLOW AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITHIN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) IN A RENEWED SEARCH FOR THE PLAN OF A ASSISTANCE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC OF THE CONGO ACCEPTABLE TO ITS GOVERNMENT, AND FAIR TO ALL OTHER PARTIES CONCERNED.



    ADLAI STEVENSON, U.S. DELEGATE: "MR. PRESIDENT, CONTRARY TO THE BOLD DECISIONS OF THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF KENYA, THAT THE UNITED STATES IS FRUSTRATING PEACE IN THE CONGO, I REMIND YOU THAT THE PROMISE OF THE UNITED STATES TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY HAS ALREADY BEEN REAFFIRMED IN THIS COUNCIL AND I REPEAT THAT THE UNITED STATES IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING - THE DISAPPOINTMENTS, THE ACCUSATIONS, THE CONTRADICTIONS IN THE REASONING - STANDS READY TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE O.A.U., WITH THE SECURITY COUNCIL, AND WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CONGO, IN FINDING A SOLUTION, A BONAFIDE SOLUTION, TO THE PROBLEMS POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC WHICH BESET THIS GREAT COUNTRY. AND I NOW WISH TO APPEAL ONCE MORE FOR AN END TO THIS UGLY, ABUSIVE AND DANGEROUS POLEMIC WHICH HAD DEMEANED THIS HALL OF JUSTICE, OF PEACE, AND OF INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY."




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    Background: THE AFRICAN MEMBERS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL OF THE UNITED NATIONS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) PROPOSED A DRAFT RESOLUTION THAT THE COUNCIL REQUEST ALL STATES TO REFRAIN OR DESIST FROM INTERVENING IN THE CONGO'S DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.

    EARLIER CHIEF ADEBO OF NIGERIA HAD TO THIS TO SAY IN THE DEBATE...

    THEN ADLAI STEVENSON, ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES, SPOKE TO THE COUNCIL AND ACCUSED AFRICAN COUNTRIES OF ATTEMPTING TO USE THE UNITED NATIONS TO JUSTIFY THE ATTACK ON THE LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT OF THE CONGO, ONE OF THE UNITED NATIONS' MEMBERS. THIS IS HOW HE FINISHED.....

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ARDATKRYFIP1OVH05S7H5LSQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ARDATKRYFIP1OVH05S7H5LSQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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